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this is. searching the ruins of a collapsed bridge for survivors dramatic images today when the highway bridge broke up during severe weather at least twenty six people are confirmed dead the latest on the rescue effort also. british police investigating and. they're searching three properties in central england after a driver rams before crashing into. the houses of parliament.
in his diplomatic spat with the united states he's now threatening to boycott u.s. electronic goods. it's good to have you with us we are quickly approaching midnight the city of genoa italy rescue workers say that they are planing to go all night in the hopes of finding people still alive in the rubble of a collapsed bridge earlier today a huge section of a major highway. collapsed during severe weather cars and drugs and the people inside plummeted you see that red section right there they plummeted down into the void below at least twenty six people have been confirmed dead we are being warned
however that number will rise. all. this man witnessed what many have described as a poor kalid take in just seconds a huge section of a motorway bridge crumbled into pieces. a truck managed to stop right on the edge but many were less fortunate and plunged forty five meters off onto warehouses and bro road tracks below. the incident happened on the eve of a major holiday with traffic than usual and eyewitness described the tragic moment . i heard a noise i looked out i saw the cars falling and we ran away now the electricity is switched off and we're waiting to be evacuated. what's your. the morandi motorway bridge in the northwestern city of genoa was built in the sixty's and has
undergone a series of repasts it collapsed around noon local time critics point to what structural weaknesses as well as the sudden violent storm that struck the area at the time but. now authorities say whoever was responsible for the manmade disaster must pay. their moment of that now is the moment for relief intervention work sweats in practice there but tonight will have to find out who was responsible for the names and surnames of those who are guilty of the unacceptable deaths of the multi-unit should badly. but for the moment all eyes are on the rescue operation reports say that some victims have been found alive in the rubble bracing hopes that there could be further survivors. and i'm joined now by journalist monitoring the situation from the italian capital rome good evening to you same but i want to ask you about this rescue effort right now are we getting
any reports of workers actually finding survivors in the rubble. well what we know so far is that as the rescue search and rescue operations are continued today they have managed to put four people out alive and so with that in mind they are continuing the efforts through the night the death toll at the moment stands at twenty two but they expect that figure to rise that's because there have been reported some missing people reported that are still not accounted for and those that have been injured some of them are in a very serious condition so they could succumb to the injury now as you mentioned all we saw in that report this is the eve of a major public holiday here in italy for the summer period people could have been on that bridge heading out to the beach or to the mountains it's a major important bridge in motorway for the city or genoa and so they were on there at that time now four hundred forty people have also been evacuated from that
area because there's concern about potential further collapse so as a precaution they have been removed the bridge sixty one years old we understand that it was in need of maintenance instruct to work do we have any reliable sources to annoy people saying that do sleep here could have contributed to the collapse. well i think it's interesting to note that there was a thunderstorm that hit the bridge the area around the bridge just before it collapsed in fact one eyewitness report talked about lightning striking the bridge before it collapsed at about eleven fifteen local time that said however you rightly point out the issue of maintenance the bridge was inaugurated back in one nine hundred sixty seven but it's undergone repair work a number of times since the seventy's and back in two thousand and nine there was even a suggestion that it should but attention had been demolished so really the question of maintenance where they nothing was done whether it was done properly definitely
on the top of everybody's minds the transport and infrastructure minister saying those responsible will be made to the deputy prime minister echoing his thoughts as well the president said there in a speaking today said that frankly it was a shocking disgrace what had happened and that it's absurd that perhaps maintenance could be potentially the issue behind this in what about the timing of this it is mid august and we know that in italy august is when people are on vacation and it has that had an impact on the ability of emergency services to deal with this disaster i mean are there simply enough people or willing to do you joe. well what we do know is that there's some a thousand personnel involved in this operation right now that are ranging from firefighters ambulance services as well as the police all involved in trying to pull out if many people as they can and find people as they can and they will continue into the night the hospital it's also jam packed dealing with those that.
is potentially dangerous work because as i mentioned they could be further collapse but that said be a treating this operation like how the earthquake really something that it's really has some experience on and so that's how they're easy to tackle it even though it's in this august period as you mentioned all right journalist joining us tonight from rome with the latest on the rescue efforts surrounding the collapse of that bridge in general seem to think you were police in the u.k. are treating a car crash outside the houses of parliament as an act of terrorism three people were injured when a man drove his car into the security barriers outside the building the suspect has been arrested police say he is a man in his late twenty's who was not cooperating with investigators. this footage was taken moments after the car crashed outside the british parliament
. the b.b.c. television camera filmed the car driving toward the building then into an access lane before hitting the barrier gate. several bikers and pedestrians were wounded. police arrived quickly on the scene. they surrounded the vehicle guns drawn and arrested the twenty nine year old suspect. an eyewitness described seeing the crash. scene i've been trying to say i was appalled at. the state couldn't foresee much in my pin it was deliberate it wasn't there it was not over didn't want to injure me he knew it was a direct hit from under the eyes of becoming quite experienced at least now
unfortunately. the crash happened near last year's westminster bridge attack where five people died after a man drove into a crowd and stabbed a police officer. the security barriers were installed in the wake of that attack london's mayor praised the response to this latest incident. you know we've seen across the world's major cities facing acts of terrorism from terrorists who want to divide our communities at cause injury and cause death and we continue to evolve our response to terror attacks but also to fall to keep us safe to emphasize taking place in the first place police have searched three addresses looking to piece together the story of the driver. as details continue to emerge london remains on high alert. but here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world multi has given permission for the rescue ship aquarius to enter
port after five european union countries agreed to accept the one hundred forty one refugees on board the deal ends a four day standoff that kept the ship at sea the migrants will be distributed to france germany spain portugal and. mask youths is set dozens of cars on fire in several swedish city is in what officials are calling a night of coordinated. vandalism no one was injured in the fires in the city's go to berg show houghton and malmo police say they do not know what motivated the arsonists in ecuador at least twenty three people were killed in a high speed bus crash east of the capital quito another nineteen people were injured it is the second major bus crash in two days twelve people died on sunday when a bus carrying soccer fans overturned in the south of the country investigators in chile have raided headquarters of the roman catholic church as part of a probe into sex abuse allegedly committed by the marist brothers order prosecutors
confirmed they are looking into more than thirty five accusations of visuals have also asked the vatican to hand over relevant documents. were turkish president richard pryor pair to one has warned that his country will boycott u.s. products in response to what he calls economic terrorism carried out by the u.s. that is a reference to the trumpet ministrations doubling of tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum the turkish lira appears to be pulling back from its record lows said yesterday after the central bank took emergency measures but rising prices they are still hurting turkish consumers. president into one claims the united states has. as retribution for ankara's detention of an american pastor on espionage and terrorism charges washington had already imposed sanctions on turkey and last week
announced plans to double import tariffs on turkish elaman human steel since then the turkish lira has lost a quarter of its value there to one says it's part of a plot by the united states to devalue currencies globally meanwhile russian foreign minister sergey lavrov already predicts consequences for the dollar we didn't but. i'm sure that this grave abuse of the u.s. dollar as a global reserve currency will result in the eventual demise of its role. or you will get the slow bits while many analysts say that international concerns about it are ones economic policies are behind the leader as crash the turkish leaders speaks of economic terrorism by washington and called on his country to boycott u.s. made goods from any kind of electronic we will boycott american electronic products if they have the i phone there is also samsung. and a one has also renewed
a call for turks to convert their euros and dollars into turkish lira to strengthen the currency meanwhile analysts hope for the central bank to take action to restore confidence in the lira. well as europe basks in a heat wave the best way to cool down is to take a dip in the sea a swimmer from england though is taking that to a whole new level ross edgeley has broken the world record for the longest stage cease when managing an incredible seventy four days in the water and he has not finished his goals to become the first person to swim around the entire british coast. actually set off on his epic journey on the first of june he swim six hours and then rest six hours on his support boat swimming at night is the toughest the noise was a horrible one but even then shouldn't come to that period where paul not called poppy would see i have to pull all the way down and then sort of just do what the world guys but in the east through me to me ever and i.
actually has faced many obstacles he's been battered by the wind and the waves but jellyfish pose the biggest danger really that page is the best case. was case in our area teaching as as the top says basically around your party they saw in terms of the system if you go to the mouth you'll be in a way stressful sort of start to close up which makes breeding a little bit difficult and also as well just kind of the muscles going into spasm he's already set the new world record but he still has a long way to go edgeley is only just over half way into his three thousand two hundred kilometer swim around britain. all right here's a recap of our top story italian officials say at least twenty six people have died after a motorway bridge collapsed in the northern italian city of genoa firefighters are said to search throughout the night for survivors authorities are warning though
that they expect the death toll to rock six. you're up to date with news live from berlin for all of us here in berlin thanks for the company will be back at the top of the young with more golden eclipse. on i'm a proud and they will not succeed in dividing us out not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of his dictatorship. taking the stand globally was that matters. made for mines. his creations. his brand on the stink of all. this icon of the fashion world.